Pattern Supports Bay of Plenty Regional Council with Inventory App

Thursday 6 June 2019, 2:44PM
By Beckie Wright

Pattern’s senior software consultant Paul Joiner, who has been with Pattern for over three years, has recently made the move to Tauranga to support their key client.

Software development company Pattern company develops custom digital tools and products using the latest web technologies. Pattern works with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and has helped launch a new Hazardous Substances Inventory Management system to replace paper-based systems.

The mobile friendly application provides a quick and easy means for certified handlers to check poisons and other hazardous materials in and out of the regions secure storage facilities. The new system will provide more rigid audit controls, increased visibility, and significantly speed up the stock-taking process. 

Under the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017, a PCBU (Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking) with management or control of a workplace where hazardous substances are present, must prepare and keep a list, called an inventory, of all the hazardous substances used, handled, manufactured or stored at the workplace, including hazardous waste; keep the inventory up-to-date and make sure the inventory is available to emergency services attending the workplace.

Pattern design and build fully custom, native iOS and Android apps. Their approach is focused on usability, making sure that elements are easy to use and understand.  The mobile UI process combines best practice design patterns along with classic and tasteful aesthetics to deliver a fully custom product. They create native mobile applications for iOS and Android using Xamarin.  This cross-platform environment helps us bring apps to market quicker, with lower ongoing maintenance costs.

Pattern uses lean techniques to help minimise wasted effort and optimise the production process. They help their customers focus on the things that matter, to deliver software faster.

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